By Huda Heidi Kattan

I personally am not one to really follow Lauren Luke.  I will say her personality is adorably sweet her makeup skills are great and really easy to follow, but I just haven’t got to watch too many of them unfortunately. After watching her PSA for Domestic Abuse it kind of broke my heart. At first I thought it was real, and it really affected me, but after I found out it wasn’t real, I still felt very sad for women all over the world who are abused and don’t do anything about it. I can’t say much on the situation as I am not in their shoes, but I just hope if anyone is getting abused or knows someone that they can get the support they need. I think it’s really great to use makeup for a good cause! The tutorial about driving while doing makeup really hit home as well, not because I drive and apply makeup, but because of the shock factor that is actually reality to many women who do get into accidents! I think these are great ways to really reach out to people!

When thinking about Domsetic Violence, I always think of this poem has always spoken to my heart, please share

Dedicated to all battered women
By Paulette Kelly

I got flowers today!
It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day.
We had our first argument last night. And he said a lot of cruel things that really hurt.
I know that he is sorry and didn’t mean to say the things he said
Because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today
It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day.
Last night he threw me into a wall and then started choking me.
It seemed like a nightmare, but you wake up from nightmares to find they aren’t real.

I got flowers today!
It wasn’t Valentine’s Day or any other special day.
Make up and long sleeves didn’t hide the cuts and bruises this time.
I couldn’t go to work because I didn’t want anyone to know – but I know he’s sorry
Because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today!
And it wasn’t Mother’s Day or any other special day.
Last night he beat me again, and it was much worse than all the other times.
If I leave him now, what will I do? How will I take care of the kids? What about money?
I’m afraid of him, but I’m too scared and dependent to leave him. But he must be sorry
Because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today…
Today was a very special day – It was the day of my funeral.
Last night he finally killed me – I was beaten to death.
If only I would have gathered the courage and strength to leave him.
The women’s shelter could have helped me, but I didn’t ask for their help.
So I got flowers today…for the last time.